Kempinski withdraws from North Korea's Hotel of Doom

Ryugyong Hotel

Kempinski Hotels and Resorts planned to manage the 105-storey pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel when it opened this summer in what would have been a coup for the hermit nation's new leader Kim Jong-un.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 10:16am

Luxury chains eager to claim share of spoils

Xiamen will welcome an additional 1,000 rooms, mostly in luxury international hotel chains, this year.

The 297-room Pullman Xiamen Powerlong opened on January 18. Located in the central business district (CBD) at the fringe of Bailuzhou Park and Lake Yundang, it is near the famous 'cafe street', restaurants, bars and nightspots.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Five-star hotel provides stellar work environment

HR manager and 42 positions across all departments Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel

Conveniently located on Canton Road, the Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel has 43 positions open across various departments.

'Internally, we are continuously evolving and moving forward,' says Michelle Yam, the hotel's director of human resources (HR).

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

On the Move

Melody He-Chen Partner Morrison & Foerster

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Elegantly covered

IN THE WORLD of interiors, British brand de Gournay stands out from the pack with its beautifully hand-crafted wallcoverings that raise the luxury bar to a new level.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Kempinski Residences Siam

With features such as these, it is no wonder that this is one of the top three Kempinski properties globally. Green is the keyword at this hotel. It offers a spacious resort-style garden courtyard complete with lawns, tree-shaded pathways and swimming pools. In fact, the gardens and surrounding grounds were once part of King Mongkut's Summer Palace.

10 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Investments go a lot further in Switzerland

Investors with a HK$30 million budget will find their money does not buy much in the way of luxury apartments in Hong Kong.

But it goes a lot further in Switzerland, where it can buy a top-notch serviced apartment overlooking the Alps and Lake Geneva.

18 Feb 2010 - 12:00am


Elaine Joe Executive assistant manager F&B Langham Place

Joe joins the hotel with more than 20 years' experience at five-star hotels. Most recently she was vice-president, food and beverage, at City of Dreams in Macau. Joe holds a tertiary qualification in hospitality management from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

1 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

What's On

Today and tomorrow

China Customer & Contact Centre CRM Excellence (IBC Conferences and Event Management Services). Swissotel, Beijing. Tel: 86 21 5292 8862; e-mail:

July 2

24 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Ready for take-off

7 May 2006 - 12:00am


Crowne Plaza renovation

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am


Boutique in Bali: Tamu Seseh, created by architect Guy Morgan and Daniel Meury, manager of the exclusive Chedi hotel in Thailand, comprises two stand-alone boutique villas designed in the style of traditional thatched pavilions.

4 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

The scramble for rooms at the inn

Way back in 1987, the Excelsior Hotel in Causeway Bay offered a special deal - the chance to book rooms for one night 10 years down the road. Within weeks, all 100 rooms earmarked for the deal were reserved.

The price was $1,997, and the night in question June 30, 1997.

22 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Hotel, airline join to relieve strain

A service operated by Kempinski Hotels in conjunction with Lufthansa Airlines has helped to ease the life of the business traveller.

The Check-In service has been offered at the five German Kempinksi Hotels since last October and the Kempinski Hotels in Budapest and Istanbul since January.

2 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Wine lords of the Rim

Sobriety took a bit of a beating at the gala dinner for the Wines of the Pacific Rim Festival at the Furama Kempinski. A selection of wines from the festival were presented at the dinner, and a charity auction raised $105,000 for Helping Hand.

6 May 1996 - 12:00am